Birthplace: Milan, Italy
This beautiful, sensual actress appeared on British stage and television before embarking on a film career. She first gained notice for her performance in Heat and Dust (1983) and as a silent-film actress in Good Morning, Babylon (1987). Other films include The Browning Version (1994) and Jefferson in Paris (1995), Love and Rage (1998), The Manor (1999), Tom's Midnight Garden (1999), Looking for Alibrandi (2000), and One of the Hollywood Ten (2000). She won an Emmy for her supporting role in HBO's Rasputin (1996).